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UNAAQ MEN'S ASSOCIATION OF INUKJUAK

Goals and Activities

UNAAQ MEN'S ASSOCIATION OF INUKJUAK

The Unaaq Men's Association's goals are to support the youth, create jobs and promote Inuit culture. We work to bridge the gap between the generations, employing the elders to share their traditional knowledge. Many of Unaaq's projects provide paid opportunities for elders, men and/or youth. By actively involving all generations, we aim to keep our traditions and language alive and well in the community of Inukjuak.

Employment Opportunities — Elders Mentoring Youth — Youth Helping Elders — Service to the Community

Developing Marketable Skills

    • Building construction, renovation and management
    • First aid (workplace; wilderness)
    • Tourism 

Leading Excursions

    • Hunting
    • Fishing
    • Dog sledding

 

Teaching Survival Skills

    • Navigation
    • Igloo building
    • Emergency engine repairs
    • Management of injury and other emergency situations

 

 

Manufacturing and repairing traditional equipment

    • Kayaks
    • Qamutiks (snowmobile sleds)
    • Unaaqs (harpoons)
    • Uluks (women`s knives)
    • Fish nets

 

Promoting Inuit Culture

    • Transmission of traditional skills and values
    • Story-telling
    • Community celebrations
    • Traditional games

 

Supporting Healthy Lifestyles

    • Nunavik Adventure Challenge
    • Outdoor activities for youth

 

Serving the Community

    • Affordable small engine maintenance and repair
    • Community do-it-yourself carpentry and small engine repair shops
    • Engine and wood salvage for re-use
    • Emergency shelters for hunters and other travellers on the land
    • Soapstone transport for elder carvers
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